Hot New Wellness Trend – Peace in a Pod


Somadome was born out of the realization that no one knows our truth better than ourselves.

Soma = Self. The dome is the space.

What you experience within, is entirely up to you.

Distractions abound – our time is cluttered.

It’s time to wake up. Time to go within the Somadome.

Take your relaxation and meditation practice to new heights with the unique meditation pod. Advances in brain wave technology, combined with light and sound therapy have elite spas pampering guests with the Somadome. You feel relaxed and energized instantly with the gentle and positive health effect of a light therapy and color therapy.

Screen Shot 2016-01-12 at 12.02.01 PMSomadome is a personal, cocoon like pod designed to bring a deep sense of serenity via LED color therapy, meditation, and energy healing. Guests can customize their experience, choosing among eight sessions with different goals such as Relax, Love, Succeed, Manifest and Heal. A select few spas in the nation have a Somadome, with plans to see this trend popping up in an area by you. At all spas currently the Somadome is only available as an add-on to an existing treatment.

The digitally enhanced, meditative-inducing technology consists of being immersed in a pod for a 20-minutScreen Shot 2016-01-12 at 12.01.53 PMe session while being exposed to a combination of light, sound, and alignment therapies that promote healing, relaxation or focusing, amongst others. Similarly, the soundtrack options, which include ambient noises or verbal guidance, are chosen before popping (podding?) in the pod to achieve your desired results. Think: Heal, Love, Overcome—the personal topics on which you’d be likely to meditate about.

Inside the Somadome, you’ll find microcrystalline tiles which alleviate the body from the stresses of modern life (including the effects those oh-so-necessary electronic devices) while simultaneously aligning the meridian points. “In today’s fast-paced digital age, achieving mindfulness is incredibly important and increasingly difficult to reach,” says Ah Sam. And since “learning to [meditate]has been proven useful for anxiety, depression and stress reduction,” even just one 20-minute session can help you relax, unwind, focus—or whatever you’re looking to mindfully achieve.

Spas that offer the Somadome experience:

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
905 Country Club Rd Ojai, CA 93023
(855) 697-8780

Cavallo Point Resort & Spa
601 Murray Circle, Fort Baker
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 339-4767

Cornelia Spa at The Surrey
20 E 76th St New York, NY 10021
(646) 358-3600

Four Seasons Resort & Spa
Two Dole Drive, Westlake Village, CA 91362
(818) 575-3000

Carmel Valley Ranch & Spa
1 Old Ranch Rd Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923
(855) 687-7262

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Shannon Kaiser

Shannon Kaiser is the Wellness Coach and Travel Editor for Healing Lifestyles & Spas.

She is best-selling author of three books about happiness, including Find Your Happy and Adventures for Your Soul. She appears regularly as a happiness expert on AM Northwest and Huff Post Live, and was named among the “Top 100 Women to Watch in Wellness” by the Mind Body Green. Shannon's the founder of, an award-winning self-help and personal development website. She's an author, international life coach, teacher, travel writer and inspirational speaker who left her job in advertising several years ago to follow her heart and become a writer.

Her work has been recognized in media outlets across the globe such as HuffPost Live, Health Magazine, Australian Vogue, Women’s Health, Spirituality & Health and Entrepreneur magazine. Everything Shannon does is to help you connect to your true self and unapologetically live your authentic purpose.

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